VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1884. (NO. 52.
J. R. HAG000I) Editor and Prop'r.
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MNssENOER, EaslCp., S. C.
BILL A IPP.
-He is Visited by "Cousin JAhu,
Thrasher--A Snake Story.
Cousin John LTrasher calme t () see
us the other day and it' made us
proud. For it is no small comph
-ment for a iman like him to ride
five miles on a dirt road in hot I
weathelr to (10 1 hono alld slw
his regar1d. lel I dident Stop
for he is alwanys in a hurrv, and so)
ust. befo re leavi ng he said be wait
ed to go dowm to the spring and
dipi up a drink of pure water. J
weit dowil with him and kept a
little ahead. I stept down o1 tlie
lg ti hat was close by the spring
and U-!lncle Jobn steplt down just be
hind mIe, and1 hie stept high and'
., l and hollered "slnake." Siure
.enioughi Ii had ste)t over the var
inin t-a big, rusty imoccasin- and
.he mlade for a hole inl the rio:ks:
anid we lost him. Cousin John
-didelt get oVer it for several min
(tIts, an1d had to set (1owi aL
blow, for le is aw*1ful afraid of1
sinakes. It is mighty hard on my
Wife, or' snakes are her everiijst ini g
hIorror. If we kill one on the prem I
ses, she always declares there is
another -close iy, and it we kill two
she says there must be a deni of
hem, an so( 8 there is no way to;
paci. and make her' alhn and se
'ene. Carl is gettIinrg to be a right
smar't churnk of a boy now, and~
Jankler's after a gun, and so t hie
other (lay' I told1 him we would o
hunting sniakes, 1. gav e him thet
small guin and Ii took( the big one,
and we meanidr'eed slowly alon g
the brauch, and sure enough he
spie~d that samne big mfo(ccasin down
beclow the spring suan~iinug himself
on a *plank, aMnd I got him a rest
and~ scocked his gu~n, and he took a
trombling aim andu fired and killed
the beast., andi( he wAs the proudeCst
boy 1 thintk I ,ever sarw.. We kill-1
ed'four on that excursions, andl~l
noW lie don't want to (10 anythinrg!
but hunt enk Cs and swells wr~)an id
struts round with his new import
ance. We killed a rattlesnake's
pilot over in the field and ten
young ones came crawling out of
her mouth. It is snake time now.
This hot, dusty weather makes
'-hem travel around in search of
100d, an1d you call See their worm11y
squirmy track across the road
most everN day. The books say
that einakes that lay egs are non
venemous, and those that give
birth to their yomung are vetiemous
and that ioie but the hitter ever
allow their young to run in and run
out of them. But they are all the
same to me, an( I let none escape
if I canl hel) it. Our Imiortal Iaii
tipathv to sniakes iS to ly m11im1(
One of the Strongest proofs of Scrip
ture, al it is apart. of my religion
to "bru ise his li.:'ad" whenlever I
have a ebanlce.
My wile, Mrs. Arp, Loves to go
dowIi to the spiing house aid see
after the milk almt superintend the
chirning, an] she is proud of the
rich creamn, and prouder of the )u1t
ter, anl I doit want any of . those
insidOLIus j:rmbultin:reptile to
interfere vith her perftet serenity.
I love the buttermilk. thew cold hit
termilk that she prepar11es, for I
know it is ni. She isalSe.W ime
down to the springo houseb yester
dav to Show lIm how miich nice
yelhow butter she haid mi.1de at a
double chNrning. ( )f coursc I com
plimeted her with g'ushinrg anld
uxorious hg1)utge'1, a when She
thl me to go to tue h4ue.;( anod look
)n the pantry she!f and bring her
dowi t he bvl of salt, whertwitlh
tio season the butt'r- I went vith
alacrity :1n1d blrought it an(d I thel)
w.atchO her' as She spri nkld it all
over and stir red it in ih L a pa dd Ie,
anld inl couirse of t im ne she conclu .
ed to taste it. it nId see if it wa. Salt v
(110g, a11 1 never will fo rget t lhe
lost al lameited look she gave ume
aS she exclaimel d: "WilluAmn you
Sho sat downi on a chair and
looked away off. "I thought it
was the salt,'' said I, "I A1foiml it
just. where you tol me.'' ' Of
cours youC d'1(id, she said. '-I'm not
bl am ing yo u at all ; I forgot there
was al bowl oIf sugar there, and if
I' hand hand on myX spleeks I could
have t oold the diffe'rence. Oh my!
what a pity it is to be old anod near*
lv blind. It was a beaulhtifutl lot of
buItter' and( now it is all spoilt.
'"My dear'' said( 1, wonit it (10 for
cake, andl you saidl you was going
to maifke ai br1eadI pudding t o-d~ay
and it will be splend(id1 for sauice.
It is alr'eady ixed.''
She never' sail 1 anythinL, but
.handedl mel the but ter' and told1 me
to set it inl the sprinug hounse. I did
so :and vent rued to remark that is
w4as mighity nic~e sweet butter.
Well, I got the pudding for dlinnhel
and ('nt ab~out w iC? n1. mn1h nai ~ 1
wanted just to show her how good
it was, and now everything is calm
and serene. I expept we will have
pudding tnd cake every day for a
week, but I dont expect to ever
mistake sugar for salt again as
longas I live. '.lhere arc some
things, that wont heal repeMatilg in
a flunily, and Mrs. A jp sometimes
Suspects 1110 of1 d(f1ing a little devil
1envit (it of pure cussedness.
We are preparing to go to win -
ter quarteis now. Mv wife has
called 11my revlspeVlcttul attentionl to a
few broken window glass and a
leak in the ioof and a brick or two
that are loose in tie chiinnev hack.
aid she has Imentionedl that anth
(11r pair of blankets n ill le needed,
for the g1an111dellildren 1 will he com
iln Ot, and She s that. my flan
nelhirts are gettin. old and di
lapilated; she alwas looks after
mne, b!css herl heart, and 41 I hvars
look aftelr her, I bless my heiart. to,
for SIe wont ask for atnything and
I have to talk to the gils amd find
limi out w hat their mother ieeds.
If' s4hv ever asked ie for anytliing
ill her lif I dont know it. and I
reckon the reasol is I don a givoe
h-r a cbaIC2. She has got things
in tht big (.1 1 fainl Iv tiunk now
that I hN e done forgot I ever
ami glad( of it. I d-> s) love the
cl'erfutll ah in g fire in thle f:11nily
roo01n :L111 the chilhen sittin
ar1oun1d amd' Al Irs. A') ill -her accus
tomedv corner- and the goo-(d, warm
carpet oil the tloor and the ich fit
pin e byN the elow et (loor' to kindulle
the fir'e inl the mouninig.
Well 0thre i. - )welr of Ipleasiur'e
in this suh!omary life it' we will
1ook for it. lur, A I, r.
A Delicious Bit of* Repartee.
'Ihe f 1!Oi1ing, hit ofwit upon the
part (if North Carolina girl comes
to us from the ('reenrier' WhiteA
,Slphurll Springlis, the fasinal
Virinia watering-place Angu
the regular habitk's is ( 'ol. 13
a tWell-preserved, handsomile Old
beiau1 of uinc'ertin i age. Iis soci
ety r iecord is brIillianit. and1, 1 hough
he. hia ra isedl m:tiy h opes, season
after seaIson has end1(ed and the ('ol
onel has y'ielded his liberty to none.
i s speial st renigth is pride of
family, 10S Isoillg, as lie dloes , inl
s(eaSOn alhll out of Sealson, 1not onl~
n t he hbluest South Carolina blood,
bti the most dlirct Iluigenot deC
scenit. D~uring the pa't summiifer
there( a Ippeareot flittintg ablou t the
brod iaz1 and1 thr iough the long
draing i)roo a'O blhrig~hit dashing gil
from the "'4ULan of the 8ky."' The
Colone., as usuat. bega techm
of nmnopol~y and the amibitious
young4 hl)Ile seemedl nothiing loth t(
aceord1 to im i the covet ed p ositijon
as chief' (of staff. It begani to be
u hiisn)ered~ about that the ('oloniel
was really il earnest for once in
his life. Those who knew him
best and watched htu t1e closest
were sure that he was on the eve
(of victory. IIis gait was more
a1r- utial, his mantier more lofty N
than ever beftore. and the p)or01 an
ees;tral lluglenots Were dragged to
Ithe front without merev.
lnfortunatelv a hitofn lvesdirop.
ping the dim star-lighted Seclusion
(if what the ( olonel thought to he a
deserted corner of the piazza tohl
Ithe story of Such wolilii disconfit
ure that ha fled the place within
twelit v-foir hours afterwardS. lie
Ih:ld evidently proposed1 in) his Iiost
pp0111 onIs and condescenCdin g man
n Ier.,mnd hadl hear-d wvithl alinazement
a gniet legative from the youngp
'Ili t. I. t hink- am sure. said
11h- ('tolnel, hainrdly able to em)ntrol
hik illdignlialt pride, 'voll do not u .
derstad, *1youl do not. approciate,
Miss, the honor that has ben con
ferred.! upon you, that you so light
ly decline. I aii a huIi iguenot of South
',Ah, ( 'mlnel, it is vou who for
(g0t,' sid Miss---, with her most
1o1uishi sm ie. *Yi do not app
isite the honor to which you aspire.
II atft a .igh twool Knot of North
('nr)olina ! -Ilarper's Magazinle.
-it vas a (0tH 11) (ecial tra veler
who san Hg 'My face is mv fo)rtu Ine.'
The L ar1110gest Stock of'
Ihe Hest Stock of Cloth
ing in town.
T'lhe mlost Coiforitable (,1o
thing in town).
l'he iMo st Stylish Clothing
The~ CJheapest Ol~othinig ini
GREENVILLE, S. C.
S. lI)IAKfMAN* . Prop'r.
Sep 12 l e
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